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Old 11-10-2000, 09:34 AM
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Hello,

I have been having some running problems lately and I have noticed a strong fuel smell in the backseat of my car, I checked the vent valve, the return line and the fuel line that runs to the pump and all are ok. What I was wondering is, where do these fuel lines run and would it be an easy job to replace them? Thanks for your help.

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Old 11-10-2000, 10:02 PM
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The tank is behind the back seat. Check in the trunk for fumes. You may have a leak around the fuel sending mount in the top of the tank. Do you notice this when running or after running when shut down. After a run, remove the fuel filler cap. You should hear a slight rush of air going into the tank..

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Old 11-11-2000, 06:30 AM
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Well I dont smell it in the trunk, I have inspected the top of the sending unit and have looked under the tank but could not see any wet/moist areas and could not smell anything. It usually smells about 10 minutes after I shut off the car and close the windows. I was thinking it was a fuel line because whenever I accelerate, on the shift from 2nd-3rd right in the drivers rear floorboard I can hear this noise that sounds like a aerosol can when you spray it, it only happens for about half a second then quits.

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Old 11-11-2000, 07:34 AM
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Adam, get under the car and take a look at the fuel pump and accumulator. They're on the right side of the driveshaft just forward of the rear end (under a protective cover. Look around in that area and see if you can find any evidence of fuel staining. You may have to put it up on a lift and have the engine running or at least the fuel pump energized to see if it's leaking in that area. Good luck..

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